June 15th, 2009 admin

“A riotous journey through four waves of immigration from the 17th century to today. As the French Huguenots, the Irish, the Jews and the Bangladeshis in turn enter the chaotic world of Bethnal Green, each new influx provokes a surge of violent protest over housing, jobs, religion and culture. And the emerging pattern shows that white flight and anxiety over integration is anything but new.”


England People Very Nice is a new play by Richard Bean currently on show at the National Theatre in London, which appears to be getting some good reviews-

‘A giddily enjoyable evening…what could matter more than a play which makes audiences look at themselves, which provokes people, through laughter, into feeling uneasy as they laugh.’

‘A seriously hilarious play, a provocative, swaggering, humane, edgy comedy of immigration, integration and disintegration…Unmissable.’
The Sunday Times

‘Who would think that unsexy subject, waves of immigration into Bethnal Green, could generate as much enjoyable ebullience as it does in Richard Bean’s new play?’
The Times

‘Wise, brave and true…an exuberant production that fills the Olivier stage with seething life.’
The Daily Telegraph

‘A very funny but outrageous comedy…makes you laugh and then wonder whether you should have.’
Financial Times

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